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Ask Amy: Two friends share an awkward movie moment

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

You did the right thing, but you could have placed the call much sooner. I assume that once you explained the situation, the operator at DCS would have advised you whether to call the police.

Dear Amy: Thank you for correcting the terminology of “Not Meant to be a Mother,” when she referred to an adopted baby as “any old baby.”

We adoptive parents understand that what you said is true: Our adopted children are “real” and unique, and very much ours.

– Happy Parent

Dear Parent: This woman was grieving her own loss; I hope that her recovery brings insight into the possibilities of adoption. But she is simply not ready.



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